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LaLiga matchweek 13: Game-by-game previews

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All you need to know ahead of LaLiga matchweek 13 as teams battle to rake in as many points as possible before the 2022 World Cup break. Catch all the action live on SuperSport and Showmax Pro.

Girona FC v Athletic Club
November 4, 2022

Girona have lost three of their four games against Athletic in LaLiga (W1) and their only win against Los Leones came in their first home match against them in the competition, 2-0 in February 2018.

Athletic have one win and one defeat in their two visits to Girona in all competitions, both in LaLiga: 0-2 in February 2018, in Iñigo Martínez’s first appearance for Athletic in LaLiga, and 2-1 in March 2019.

Girona have lost two of their last three home games in LaLiga played on Fridays (W1), and Athletic are unbeaten in their last seven away from home that on that day in the competition (W2 D5).

Did you know? Girona have failed to win their last three home games in LaLiga (D2 L1), and they have conceded in each of their last seven at Montilivi in the competition, their longest run without a clean sheet at home in the top-flight.

Getafe CF v Cádiz CF
November 5, 2022

Getafe have won three of their last five games against Cádiz in LaLiga (D1 L1), keeping a clean sheet in two of those three wins.

At home, Getafe have won five of their six games against Cádiz in all competitions (L1), three in LaLiga, two in Liga SmartBank and one in Copa del Rey, scoring 3+ goals in each of those five wins.

Cádiz have failed to win in their last five visits to teams from Comunidad de Madrid in LaLiga (D1 L4), but their last win here in the competition was against Getafe, 1-0 in April 2021.

Did you know? Getafe are unbeaten in their last four games in LaLiga (W1 D3), but they have won only one of their last 10 at home in the competition (D5 L4), 2-1 v Real Sociedad in September.

Real Valladolid CF v Elche CF

After winning three of their first five games against Elche in LaLiga (L2), Real Valladolid have won only one of their last 11 matches against them in the top-flight (D6 L4).

Real Valladolid are unbeaten in their last 10 home games in all competitions against Elche (W5 D5), since a 1-2 defeat in Liga SmartBank in June 2005, but four of the last five finished level (W1).

Real Valladolid have won their last two home games in LaLiga, 4-1 v Celta de Vigo and 1-0 v Real Sociedad, last winning three in a row at home in the top-flight in December 2008 (4).

Did you know? Elche have failed to win in their last eight away games in LaLiga (D2 L6), but the last two finished level, both 2-2 – they have conceded 2+ goals in six away games in a row in the competition for the first time since October 2014 (6).

RC Celta de Vigo v CA Osasuna

After two defeats in a row against Osasuna in LaLiga in 2020, Celta de Vigo have avoided defeat in their last three matches against them in the competition (W2 D1), keeping a clean sheet in their last two.

Among the opponents that Celta de Vigo have faced 14+ times at home in LaLiga, their lowest defeat percentage is against Osasuna (4.3% - G23 W16 D6 L1).

Celta de Vigo are winless in their last five games in LaLiga (D1 L4) after winning three of their previous five (L2) – they last failed to win six in a row in a single season in the top-flight in February 2021 (G6 D3 L3).

Did you know? Osasuna have collected 20 points after their first 12 games in LaLiga 2022/23 (W6 D2 L4), equalling their second highest total at this stage of the season (20, three times previously), after their 25 points in 2005/06 (W8 D1 L3).

FC Barcelona v UD Almería

Among the current LaLiga teams, Barcelona have played more games against Almería without defeat (G12 W10 D2) than against any other opponent, and they have scored at least one goal in each of those 12 matches (3.1 on average).

At home, Barcelona have won their six games against Almería in LaLiga and they have scored 3+ goals in each of the last three.

Barcelona have won 10 of their 12 games in LaLiga 2022/23 conceding only four goals, equalling the second lowest tally of goals conceded at this stage of the season in the top-flight (four, FC Barcelona and 2017/18) after Atlético de Madrid in 1995/96 (three goals conceded).

Did you know? Almería have won three of their last five games in LaLiga (L2) but those wins have been at home – they won away from home in the competition for the last time in February 2015 (2-1 v Córdoba) and they have collected one draw and 12 defeats away from home since then.

Club Atlético de Madrid v RCD Espanyol
November 6, 2022

Atlético de Madrid are unbeaten in their last four games against Espanyol in LaLiga (W3 D1) having lost three of their previous four against them in the competition (W1).

At home, Atlético de Madrid have won eight of their 10 games against Espanyol in LaLiga under Diego Simeone (D1 L1) with their only defeat in this period being a 0-2 loss in May 2018.

Espanyol have lost seven of their last eight games away from home against sides from Comunidad de Madrid in LaLiga (D1), since a win 2-0 v Leganés in May 2019.

Did you know? Atlético de Madrid have lost three of their first 12 LaLiga 2022/23 games (W7 D2), their highest tally of defeats at this stage of the season in the top-flight since 2016/17 (W6 D3 L3).

Real Sociedad v Valencia CF

After four consecutive wins against Valencia in LaLiga between 2016 and 2017, Real Sociedad have won only one of their last 10 games against them in the competition (D5 L4) but five of the last seven have finished level (W1 L1).

At home, Real Sociedad have won only one of their last five games against Valencia in LaLiga (D1 L3), failing to scored in three of them, after winning five of their previous six against them at home in the top-flight (D1).

Did you know? Valencia have failed to win in their last seven visits to Basque sides in LaLiga (D5 L2), since a win 1-0 v Real Sociedad in September 2020 – they failed to win in 8+ games away from home against such teams for the last time in February 2017 (G8 D2 L6).

Villarreal CF v RCD Mallorca

Villarreal are unbeaten in their last three games against Mallorca in LaLiga (W2 D1), keeping a clean sheet in all three - their longest run without conceding against them in the top-flight.

Mallorca have won only two of their 15 away games against Villarreal in LaLiga (D4 L9), the only two in which they kept a clean sheet: 2-0 in April 1999 under Héctor Cúper and 2-0 in December 2003 under Luis Aragonés.

Villarreal have won their last four home games against Mallorca in LaLiga, keeping a clean sheet in the last three - their longest winning run at home against them in the top-flight.

Did you know? Villarreal have avoided defeat in their last four home games in LaLiga (W3 D1), winning the last two. The Yellow Submarine could win three in a row at home in the competition for the first time since January 2022 (3).

Real Betis Balompié v Sevilla FC

This will be the 103th meeting between Real Betis and Sevilla in LaLiga, the fourth most played derby in the top-flight. Sevilla could become the first side to reach 50 wins in this derby in the competition (Sevilla W49, Real Betis W30 and D23).

Real Betis have won only one of their last 13 home games against Sevilla in LaLiga (D7 L5), 1-0 in September 2018 with Quique Setién and Pablo Machín on both benches.

Sevilla have won their last three games against Real Betis in LaLiga and could achive the longest winning run for a team in this derby since January1988-March 1991 (five wins in a row for Sevilla).

Did you know? Real Betis have won their last two Andalusian derbies at home in LaLiga, while they last won three in a row at home in the competition in February 1984 (3).

Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid CF
November 7, 2022

Rayo Vallecano have lost 19 of their last 20 games against Real Madrid in LaLiga, winning only in April 2019 under Paco Jémez (1-0).

Since January 2000, Real Madrid have won 90.5% of their games against Rayo Vallecano in LaLiga (19/21 – D1 L1), their second highest percentage against an opponent in the competition in this period (min. five matches), after 94.4% v Granada (17/18).

Rayo Vallecano have lost 73.7% of their home games against Real Madrid in LaLiga (14/19), the third highest loss percentage at home for a team against an opponent in the competition with at least 15 meetings (80% Hércules and 76,5% Alavés, both also v Real Madrid).

Did you know? Rayo Vallecano have won their last two games in LaLiga and could win three in a row in the competition for the second time under Andoni Iraola (three wins in September 2021).